An iconic figure of early Futurism, Russolo was born on 30 April 1885.

In 1913 he published his revolutionary manifesto ‘The Art of Noises’, calling for the integration of a range of different sound effects into musical compositions. To this end, he developed rudimentary instruments called intonarumori (‘noise-intoners’) to replicate the screeching, hissing and roaring of the industrial age.

Here is our tribute to his work.

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19 October 2020

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19 October 2020

Umberto Boccioni was born #OTD in 1882. "We must free ourselves from the old formulas! We must destroy everything within us which is static, dead, everything in fact which is passéist! I shall never tire of repeating: no painting can exist outside our plastic dynamism!"
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